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10-08-19, 11:52 AM
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Marq1, I thought of installing some...

Marq1, I thought of installing some trim--actually would probably install *over* the existing white pieces with a lip or something that returns to butt against the aluminum, which aren't in great...
10-07-19, 04:10 PM
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Posted By Sam_Bklyn

How to deal with gap in window trim piece

I'm repainting/recaulking around our bathroom window and noticed a pretty big gap where a horizontal piece of aluminum trim was cut too short (see pic). I was going to caulk around where the wood...
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Views: 1,848
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Joed, I worry that it'll crack up the plaster...

Joed, I worry that it'll crack up the plaster around it if I get into trying to bend the box...but then my solution might do that also. (sigh.)
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Posted By Sam_Bklyn

Thanks, Geo. Unfortunately, the electrician who...

Thanks, Geo. Unfortunately, the electrician who put in the box left it maybe 1/8" proud of the wall. As a result, if the fixture is mounted anything other than exactly centered over the box, it...
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Posted By Sam_Bklyn

Problem using universal mounting bracket w octobox fixture box

Trying to mount a new light on wall in the bathroom on an 4" light fixture box (the "octobox kind"). The light came with a round universal mounting strap, and the fixture is supposed to screw into...
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Views: 606
Posted By Sam_Bklyn

Thanks both. yeah, it'll be painted. xsleeper,...

Thanks both. yeah, it'll be painted. xsleeper, that's what I usually do for base moulding. I don't love the way it sort of squares off where the top of the baseboard (or, in this case, the bottom...
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Picture moulding problem: out-of-plumb outside corner

I'm about to install some picture moulding in our hall and noticed that one of the outside corners I have to go around is way out of plumb due to some sloppy plaster work.

If you look at the...
10-26-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By Sam_Bklyn

I think it's okay to see the wood saddle from the...

I think it's okay to see the wood saddle from the room where you're putting the vinyl, if that's what you're worried about. Better than seeing the vinyl from the room with the wood.
10-26-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Sam_Bklyn

(belated) thanks for the advice stickshift and...

(belated) thanks for the advice stickshift and marksr. Anyone have a particular waterbased poly that you'd recommend?
10-21-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Sam_Bklyn

Surface prep for recoating solid floor with water-based poly?

We recently had a 10' x 12' bedroom floor (solid oak) patched and refinished. The floor guy put 3 coats of satin water-based poly on it, buffing between coats. Looks nice but it's significantly...
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Views: 534
Posted By Sam_Bklyn

Great, thanks! No stairs, so the gap won't be a...

Great, thanks! No stairs, so the gap won't be a problem.
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Views: 534
Posted By Sam_Bklyn

Right size base cap moulding?

Is this the right size base cap moulding for 1x stock (e.g. 1x4)?

70906

I assume I should be going by the total thickness (11/16") and then the "seat" of the base cap ends up recessed from the...
09-14-16, 12:53 PM
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Views: 647
Posted By Sam_Bklyn

Thanks again! I'll look into the glues...

Thanks again! I'll look into the glues...
09-14-16, 07:44 AM
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Views: 647
Posted By Sam_Bklyn

Thanks chandler and czizzi. The floors are from...

Thanks chandler and czizzi. The floors are from PID Floors and they're tongue-and-groove (not click). The only reason we're doing a floating floor is because we had to add the waterproof barrier...
09-13-16, 11:55 AM
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Views: 647
Posted By Sam_Bklyn

Underlayment for floating wood floor?

I see that others often put down a foam underlayment first, the kind that comes in rolls.

Our new flooring is tongue-and-groove engineered wood and it'll be going on plywood that's been painted...
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